Hotels in Ireland

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A fresh wave of enticing, ultra-stylish hotels has put the Emerald Isle back on the travel map

In the stampede for holiday sun and beaches, we sometimes forget that Ireland offers both – along with lots of rain, Guinness, music and laughter.

For a start, there are lots of hacienda-style bungalows but, more usefully, a wave of new spas, foodie restaurants and contemporary hotels has made it one of the best places to choose for a short break. Here are our favourite recent discoveries, ideal for that quick escape…

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